Category Archives: Skincare

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Why Beta Hydroxy Acid Is Your Solution To Oily Skin

  Here’s your complete guide to beta hydroxy acid (BHA) for skin care. You’ve reached the exfoliating step of your Korean skin care routine, but it can get confusing when 2 different exfoliating terms appear – chemical and physical exfoliation. So, what on earth is the difference? Essentially, chemical exfoliation is the preferred method as […]

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The Honey Face Wash Insta-Trend For Clearer Skin

In skin care, there are always moments when you wonder whether what you’re doing to your skin is working. And there are moments you feel thrilled because you’ve reached a time when you’re skin is at the clearest and glowiest it’s ever been. My own ‘aha’ moment came from a simple ingredient – honey, pure […]

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How Alpha Hydroxy Acid Can Treat Your Skin Issues

When it comes to step 3 of your Korean skincare routine, finding a good exfoliator is no easy task, especially if you have sensitive or very dry skin. If you’re experiencing such skin, you want something powerful enough to slough away dead skin cells, but not too harsh nor irritating. When deciding on an exfoliating […]

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What is Glycolic Acid? The Secret To Glowing Skin

Many of our beauty editors swear by glycolic acid (GA) for exfoliating and illuminating our dry skin. This star ingredient is known to be one of the safest and most effective alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) for exfoliating away dead skin cells. It’s even used in peels for treating acne and pigmentation, sometimes even in microdermabrasion. Unfortunately, […]

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How to Repair Your Skin’s Acid Mantle for Healthier Skin

“I’m worried about trying new skincare products. My skin is so sensitive, it can’t tolerate anything right now!” “I don’t understand why my skin always feels tight after washing!” When we’re not gentle with our skin’s acid mantle (skin barrier), we weaken it, potentially leaving skin sensitive, dry, red, flaky and prone to infection. We […]

Collagen for Skin, Hair and Beauty Guide: Is Collagen an Anti-aging Miracle?

What is collagen? What if we told you that it’s the one ingredient that could minimize wrinkles while keeping your skin firm, soft and smooth? Likely, you’d probably want evidence. Research.  Rightfully so, because we’re all searching for the fountain of youth. And not a day goes by where you hear about those who claim […]

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10 Ways You Can Increase Collagen for Skin to Fight Wrinkles

As your beauty obsessed editors, finding ways on how to increase collagen is a much-determined pursuit of ours. Why? Well, collagen loss with aging is no joke. In fact, we lose collagen every year starting at the age of 20, which in turn creates deep wrinkles, fine lines, hair loss and even, brittle fingernails — […]

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What Types of Collagen are Best for Skin, Hair and Beauty?

We already know that collagen has become the latest buzz word within the beauty and health industry, but are all the anti-aging claims true?   And what about all the different types of collagen you see stamped across the backs of labels? There are different types of collagen for hair, along with different types of […]

Glycolic Acid Peel Guide

Glycolic Acid Peels – Everything You Need to Know

As we age our skin renews at increasingly slower rates, bringing on the signs of aging, from wrinkles to sagging skin. But there is a way to expedite the skin renewal process or a way to ‘life hack’ it, if you will – and it’s by exfoliating with a glycolic acid peel. Alpha Hydroxy Acid […]